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World Series organizers to take a breather

World Series organizers to take a breather

HAMMOND | Crown Point manager Bob Bauner said he was retiring from coaching baseball after watching his Bulldogs cap a stunning run on their way to winning the region's first Cal Ripken World Series title Friday night at the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex.

August 17, 2013 6:34 pm Photos

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Cal Ripken World Series Notes: 'Remember When' gives stirring national anthem renditions at WS

Cal Ripken World Series Notes: 'Remember When' gives stirring national anthem renditions at WS

HAMMOND | Harold Hull is often quick with an irreverent joke and an easy laugh, but there is one thing the 72-year-old Hammond native and resident is dead serious about.

August 16, 2013 6:00 pm
Crown Point wins instant classic, advances to Cal Ripken championship

Crown Point wins instant classic, advances to Cal Ripken championship

HAMMOND | Nick Geisen retired the final two batters in order with the bases loaded, leading Crown Point to a 4-3 nail biting win over host Hammond in Thursday night's semifinals of the Cal Ripken World Series.

August 15, 2013 9:30 pm Video Photos

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Kingsbridge takes down South Lexington to advance to finals

Kingsbridge takes down South Lexington to advance to finals

HAMMOND | Through three innings, George Valera was doing the unthinkable.

August 15, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Cal Ripken World Series Notes: Bobcats show a lot of heart at World Series

Cal Ripken World Series Notes: Bobcats show a lot of heart at World Series

HAMMOND | Along their journey to the Cal Ripken World Series, the Opp, Ala., Bobcats showed a lot of heart.

August 15, 2013 8:00 pm
Cal Ripken World Series Notes: WS championship could be in the cards for Hammond Optimist

Cal Ripken World Series Notes: WS championship could be in the cards for Hammond Optimist

HAMMOND | If you ever find Daniel Villarreal staring at you from across a poker table, cash in whatever chips you have remaining while you still have a chance.

August 14, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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WS Pool Play: Grand Forks wins thriller against Opp

WS Pool Play: Grand Forks wins thriller against Opp

HAMMOND | Grand Forks, N.D., punched its ticket to the single-elimination championship round with a nail-biting 8-7 win over Opp, Ala., which was also vying to reach the next level.

August 13, 2013 10:00 pm
Hammond Optimist takes National Division with 11-1 win over East Boise

Hammond Optimist takes National Division with 11-1 win over East Boise

HAMMOND | Tommy McDermott hit a walk-off RBI single in the fourth inning to end the Hammond Optimist's final pool-play game in the fourth inning against East Boise, Idaho.

August 13, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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WS Pool Play: Quincy departs series with a victory

WS Pool Play: Quincy departs series with a victory

HAMMOND | This is not the type of tournament where "everyone's a winner" in spite of the final scores.

August 13, 2013 9:00 pm
WS Pool Play: Crown Point suffers first loss of tournament

WS Pool Play: Crown Point suffers first loss of tournament

HAMMOND | Crown Point suffered its first loss of the tournament, losing 12-1 in four innings to South Lexington, Ky.

August 13, 2013 7:55 pm
Cal Ripken World Series Notes: El Dorado saves best for last

Cal Ripken World Series Notes: El Dorado saves best for last

HAMMOND | It's a long way to Hammond from El Dorado, Ark., and a long way back.

August 13, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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WS Pool Play: Bobcats make things interesting with 4-1 win over Hammond Optimist

WS Pool Play: Bobcats make things interesting with 4-1 win over Hammond Optimist

HAMMOND | The Hammond Optimist Bulldogs could have relieved themselves of a little drama for a couple of days had they beaten the Opp, Ala., Bobcats.

August 12, 2013 10:00 pm Video
El Dorado exits WS on high note with 4-3 win over Quincy

El Dorado exits WS on high note with 4-3 win over Quincy

HAMMOND | Derek Jobe picked up the first save of the World Series as he helped his El Dorado, Ark., team save some face in a thrilling come-from-behind victory against Quincy, Mass.

August 12, 2013 10:00 pm
Cal Ripken World Series Notes: World Series players show their skills

Cal Ripken World Series Notes: World Series players show their skills

HAMMOND | Darrel Chaney is not the only Hammond-spawned major leaguer.

August 12, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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WS Pool Play: Kingsbridge storms back, defeats Grand Forks

WS Pool Play: Kingsbridge storms back, defeats Grand Forks

HAMMOND | Maybe Grand Forks, N.D., ran into Kingsbridge, N.Y., at the wrong time.

August 11, 2013 10:00 pm
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